somatomammotropin

[sō-măt′ə-măm′ə-trōpĭn, sō′mə-tə-]

n.

A peptide hormone biologically related to growth hormone but produced by the normal placenta and by certain neoplasms.

Nearby words

  1. somatoform,
  2. somatoform disorder,
  3. somatogenic,
  4. somatoliberin,
  5. somatology,
  6. somatomedin,
  7. somatopathic,
  8. somatopathy,
  9. somatoplasm,
  10. somatopleure


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